Donald Trump will not deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame this spring. That’s news because the past six presidents have been invited during their first year in office to speak to the graduating class.
What’s different this year? The Chronicle of Higher Education says the answer might lie in South Bend, Indiana, because
After President Trump was elected, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, said he would think twice about inviting Mr. Trump, given the divisiveness of the 2016 campaign.
Was Trump invited? Inside Higher Ed reports Notre Dame officials aren’t saying.
A Notre Dame spokesman declined to say whether Trump had been considered or invited. “Notre Dame only announces commencement speakers who have accepted our offer to speak at commencement. We don’t announce or speculate on who else may or may not have been invited or considered,” said the spokesman via email.
Cheer, cheer for ol’ Notre Dame!